1. School violence
3. Excessive technology
5. Test troubles
6. Incompetent teachers
7. Unethical behavior
8. Bizarre policies
9. Crazy curriculum
10. Good news about homeschooling
Urban, Educated Parents Turning to DIY Education
Home-schooling demographics change, expand
Four-day school schedule improves math and reading
In Praise of Homeschools
Texas homeschooling grows
Why more black US families are Homeschooling
Homeschooled student wins Oklahoma Spelling Bee
Heartrending. I can't do more than read the headlines. I just can't bring myself to click on those links.
I remember a few years ago a big-name magazine did an article on home schooling. The one thing I remember is some pro-public-school bigwig said it's our civic duty to put our good, smart, mature home school students back into public school to help bring up the standards. But here's the thing - the schools were bad before parents had the right to pull their good, smart, mature kids out!
I ran this by my student. She identified the argument presented in the magazine as a part-to-whole fallacy. Just because there's a few good students in a school doesn't mean the whole school will be better.
(I wish logic had been offered at my high school).
While I agree that it seems so much negativity comes from the public school arena, please note that the "violent math problems" for which the teacher had been fired were downloaded from a homeschooling website.
That's so true! Plus some awful things can happen in homeschools and to homeschoolers as well. I was just expressing some feelings
I wonder if the "violent math problems" website for homeschoolers and others wasn't thrown out there by someone whose purpose was to falsely malign homeschoolers. Or maybe the examples were done in a tongue-in-cheek way, not meant to be taken seriously. It seems hard to believe that a teacher would choose problems like that otherwise.
Lee, I was curious about the violent math problems from the homeschool web site. I went over there, and the man who created the worksheets has a nice letter to his viewers about the teacher who was fired. Apparently, he received a lot of feedback! He explained himself a bit, and then said he was taking down the web site. I thought you might want to know. I don't happen to agree with his rationale, but I do recognize he is not American.
They call me the "Homeschool consultant who won't make you cry." When I gave my free class on transcripts last month, I said the class was a "No-Transcript-Shaming Zone" for